Archive for November 1st, 2009

James Redfield’s Prophetic Vision in the Great Smoky Mountains

November 1, 2009
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James Redfield

It was a treat interviewing James Redfield for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. James told me about a startling vision he experienced at the age of twenty-three that gave him the first inkling of the work he would be doing in the world, including writing The Celestine Prophecy, which quickly became a publishing phenomenon. Here is an excerpt from James’ story, beginning with his bio.

Redfield’s first book, The Celestine Prophecy, an adventure parable about a spiritual journey to Peru, was a global phenomenon. In 1995 and 1996, it was the top-selling American book in the world. The sequel, The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision, was published in 1996. The two books combined to make Redfield the best-selling hardcover author in the world that year. The third book in the series, The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight, was published in 1999. Redfield also co-wrote the screenplay for the film version of The Celestine Prophecy, which premiered in April 2006. Click here to visit James’ website.

Back in 1973, I was hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the North Carolina side. I must have been two miles deep in the woods, far away from any roads, just getting in touch with the beauty of the pristine, old-growth forest. Suddenly, I had what I call a birth (more…)